[vbox-dev] A minor nitpick with OSE/svn

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Fri Oct 30 12:24:14 GMT 2009


On Friday 30 October 2009, walt wrote:
> After pulling from svn yesterday I discovered that all five of my
> virtual machines refused to start, and all with the same obscure
> "unknown error" message.
> It took me about half an hour to figure out that the problem was
> caused because two days ago I got tired of fiddling with pulse
> audio and deleted it from the machine.
> Meanwhile, all five virtual machines were set up to use pulse,
> and that's why they wouldn't boot. (But a clearer error message
> would have helped :o)
> Otherwise, it works great, thanks.

I doubt that this problem was caused by the missing pulseaudio
drivers. Just yesterday the SVN contained a bug which made VMs
using software-virtualization crash. So you probably hit this

If the PulseAudio libraries cannot be found, the GUI will show
you a nice error message and it will continue with no audio
input/output, just tested that.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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